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    The 8th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala is scheduled for November 30, 2015 at the South Point Hotel and Casino is Las Vegas, NV. Our 2015 Legend will be announced soon. We hope you are able to join us for this exciting event.
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  • Wild West Exhibit

    The exhibit features the Hafley-Shelton Collection which was donated to the Hall in 1983 by Tom Shelton, the only son of Reine (pronounced Reen) and Dick Shelton. The Collection contains over one thousand items that trace back to the turn of the last century. The exhibit is only a sampling of the artifacts as many are too fragile to place on exhibit and must remain in archival storage. The exhibit was originally on display at the Hall in 1984 and remained up for five years. By the 1990s, it was a traveling display sent across the country to other museums and even made an appearance during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. When it returned in 1999, it has remained in the Hall’s collections until now.
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These upcoming ProRodeo Hall of Fame events are all open to the public. Reservations are required for some events. To be added to our mailing list call 719-528-4732. Additional information about each event will be added as they become available.

September 1, 2015 – Museum switches to winter hours. We will be open Wednesday – Sunday 9am-5pm.

September 12, 2015 – Special screening of the documentary “Man in the Can: The Life of a Rodeo Clown” at 3pm in theater 1 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. A q and a will follow the special screening with filmmaker Noessa Higa, rodeo clown Ronald Burton, and Aaron Enget, Director of Rodeo Administration/COO at the PRCA. Museum admission tickets are required to view the file.
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September 15, 2016 – NASH FM End of Summer Bash with Lo Cash and Lucy Angel. Click here to get FREE tickets.

8th Annual Wrangler Gold Buckle Gala – November 30, 2015

29th Annual Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament & FUNdraiser – December 11, 2015

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Four world champions head 2015 ProRodeo Hall of Fame classhof-2015-final

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – World Champion Cowboys Tom Nesmith, Mark Garrett, Bob Wegner and Harry Charters, along with rodeo notable Jack Hannum, the Hendricks Brothers specialty act and four-time team roping head horse of the year Precious Speck (Walt) head the 2015 induction class for the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

They will be enshrined Aug. 8 during ceremonies in the sculpture garden adjacent to the Hall, along with the rodeo committees from the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up, the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo and Iowa’s Championship Rodeo (Sidney).

The induction week will kick off with the 28th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Tournament on Aug. 6, the Cowboy Ball on Aug. 7, and then culminates with the Induction Ceremonies and the Commissioner’s Classic Team Roping competition on Aug. 8.

Nesmith, of Bethel, Okla., was a soft-spoken cowboy whose best events were steer wrestling and calf roping, and he captured the 1962 all-around and steer wrestling world championships.

“This is just great, and I’m flattered on behalf of my dad for him to honored,” said Janette Nesmith, Tom’s daughter. “I remember traveling from one rodeo to the next with my dad. I think he would’ve been able to achieve so much more if he hadn’t gotten sick.”

Nesmith died of a heart attack on Oct. 16, 1972, at the age of 37. In the years leading up to his death, Nesmith battled a rare form of heart disease, and there was no cure at the time.







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